MAMA NATURA® - Colikind®* for INFANTILE COLIC

Colikind®* for INFANTILE COLIC

Colikind®* is a homeopathic complex medicine for the relief of infantile colic and trapped gas.

Symptoms improve significantly or stop when using Colikind®*. Research shows that after only a few days there is less crying, less disturbed sleep and a better appetite.

Give three drops of Colikind®* to your baby up to six times a day when colic first appears, and then reduce the dose to three times a day once symptoms have started to improve.

Its liquid formulation makes it easy to give Colikind®*, putting the drops directly into baby’s mouth, or by using a small (plastic) spoon or syringe if preferred.

Colikind®* helps ease baby’s discomfort safely, gently & effectively.

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Active Ingredients

Chamomilla D6

  • Therapeutic action / characteristics:
  • infantile colic with flatulence (infant gaseous colic)
  • hypersensitivity to pain
  • restlessness together with dissatisfaction
  • child can only be quietened when carried around

Cina D6

  • Therapeutic action / characteristics:
  • spasms of the gastrointestinal tract
  • aversion to breast-milk => ingestion causes colic and diarrhoea; the baby frequently spits up sour milk
  • marked irritability – physical and mental

Colocynthis D6

  • Therapeutic action / characteristics:
  • colic / colicky pain better by pressure and heat (warm applications)
  • griping pain around the navel

Lac defloratum D6

  • Therapeutic action / characteristics:
  • digestive disorders due to intolerance of milk
  • general aggravation of symptoms from drinking milk

Magnesium chloratum D6

  • Therapeutic action / characteristics:
  • constipation with dry, pellet-like stool
  • problems to digest milk (especially during difficult dentition)

You are not alone if your baby develops colic.

A few weeks after birth, lots of new mums or dads like you find that their baby will cry inconsolably for no apparent reason. Although distressing, this is just a stage that many healthy babies go through in their first few months. Naturally you will want to do what you can to ease your baby’s discomfort and help is at hand with Colikind®, specially developed to help you treat your baby’s colic safely and gently.

Infantile colic is very common in the first few months of life

Colic affects up to 40% of babies between the ages of one to four months.

It is not clear why babies develop colic, but it could be due to changes in their digestive tract as they start to develop. They could have problems digesting properly, producing too much gas, or be sensitive to one or more of the milk components.

Some babies might be generally more sensitive to their surroundings, especially if there is a lot going on around them.

As well as crying that is hard to console, your baby’s tummy might seem bloated, or there might appear to be some cramping. If your baby is crying for no apparent reason for more than a couple of hours a day on most days, check with the doctor.

The doctor will want to rule out any other conditions, such as infections or inflammations, but it is likely your baby simply has colic.

Providing the baby is feeding well, gaining weight, and is generally healthy there shouldn’t be any problems.

Infantile colic - common signs and symptoms

  • intense, prolonged and inconsolable crying in a healthy baby
  • abnormal irritability
  • spasmodic cramping
  • abdominal bloating
  • baby's stomach is hard and distended with knees pulled to the chest, clenched fists and an arched back
  • sleeplessness / exhaustion

Infantile colic: Red Flag Symptoms

  • poor weight gain
  • permanent irritabillity (crying all day with only few calm periods in between)
  • weak, shrill or high pitched crying
  • breathing difficulties
  • excessive vomiting which is yellow-greenish or contains blood
  • change in stools (constipation or diarrhoea, mucus or blood present)
  • abnormal rise in body temperature
  • sunken or bulging fontanelle
  • lethargy (excessive sleepiness, lack of smiles / interest, weak sucking)

Infantile colic: Possible Treatments

Behavioural

  • Behavioural interventions:
  • Decrease stimulation
  • Offer an atmosphere of security (“calmness, closeness, cuddling”)

Physical

  • Physical interventions:
  • Carrying / rocking / jiggling the baby
  • Provide gentle warmth
  • Try baby massage: gently massage the belly of your baby with two fingers in a clockwise circular motion

Dietary

  • Dietary interventions:
  • Try an hypoallergenic formula
  • Adapt diet in breast-feeding mothers (e.g. avoid carbonated drinks / food which can cause flatulence / potential allergenic food)
  • Consult your physician for lactase enzyme supplementation
  • Change feeding practices

Pharmaceutical

  • Pharmaceutical interventions:
  • Simethicone
  • Probiotics

Naturopathic

  • Naturopathic interventions:
  • Herbal teas (e.g. fennel) for mother and/or baby
  • Homeopathic medicines such as e.g. Colikind®

CAVE: Seek medical advice if additional complaints arise and /or symptoms are serious or persist, to rule out other conditions for Baby´s crying.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please find some useful answers to your questions as follows:

What is Colikind®* used for?

Colikind®* is indicated for the treatment of infantile colic and flatulence in babies and children

What are typical symptoms of infantile colic?

  • intense, prolonged and inconsolable crying in a healthy baby
  • abnormal irritability
  • spasmodic cramping
  • abdominal bloating
  • baby's stomach is hard and distended with knees pulled to the chest, clenched fists and an arched back
  • sleeplessness / exhaustion

What symptoms could point for a more serious disorder?

  • poor weight gain
  • high pitched, shrill cry (more sharp and more dramatic than usual)
  • abnormal body temperature
  • excessive vomiting (yellow-greenish-coloured, bloody)
  • change in stools (constipation / diarrhoea with blood and/or mucus)
  • permanent irritability (crying all day with only few calm periods in between)
  • lethargy (excessive sleepiness, lack of smiles / interested gaze, weak sucking)
  • sunken or bulging soft spot at the top of the head (i.e. anterior fontanelle)

What is the recommended dosage of Colikind®*?

  • Children up to 6 years:
  • Acute condition: 3 drops up to a max. of 6 times a day (i.e. until improvement occurs)
  • Subsequent dose: 3 drops up to a max. of 3 times a day (i.e. after improvement occurred)
  • Important note: Colikind®* contains a small amount of alcohol (less than 100 mg per dose).

For how long can I administer Colikind®* to my child?

Colikind®* is a safe and gentle homeopathic medicine which can be administered as long as symptoms persist.
If your child is poorly responding to Colikind®* or if additional complaints arise, it is recommended to consult a physician.

What are possible side-effects of Colikind®*?

Colikind®* is a very well tolerated homeopathic medicine.
No side-effects are known or have been reported so far.

NOTE:
Existing complaints may temporarily become worse when homeopathic medicines are taken (i.e. initial homeopathic aggravation). In such cases it is recommended to stop taking Colikind®* and to contact a physician.

What are the contraindications of Colikind®*?

Do not administer Colikind®* to your child, if your child is allergic (hypersensitive) to one of the active ingredients or any of the excipients of Colikind®*.

Can Colikind®* be taken alongside other medication?

Yes, there is no problem to take Colikind®* in combination with other medication that have been prescribed by a physician or alternative practitioner. Interactions have not been observed.

What are the key benefits of Colikind®*?

  • developed especially for use in children
  • suitable from birth
  • safe and gentle with virtually no side-effects
  • excellent tolerability
  • clinically effective
  • easy to take / administer:
  • drops can be applied directly into the mouth or
  • diluted in a little bit of water and administered with a plastic spoon

Where can you get Colikind®*?

As Colikind®* is classified as a medicinal product, it is available in pharmacies only.

Colikind®* is available without prescription.

*called Enterokind® in some countries

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